Shakespeare travels to Tokyo

Ghosts of literature

As Mhairi Gowans claims in her blog “Fall into Yesterday” “Shakespeare was born in Japan”. Even if it seems to be impossible at first sight, since 1997 Shakespeare is living in Tokyo, more exactly in the town of Maruyama, where his new birthplace is located. Of course, it has not travel Shakespeare himself, but his origins, his works, his voice; his essence. Mhairi Gowans is referring to the Japanese Shakespeare Country Park, which recreates Stratford-Upon-Avon (the birthplace of the Bard) in the 16thcentury. Its aim is to give visitors an insight into Shakespeare’s world, into the surroundings of his infancy and above all, into the period when he wrote his works.

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